Apple patent hints at touchscreen iMacs and MacBooks

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This new patent application might provide some intriguing clues as to what Apple is planning for its next big innovation. Read the blog post, "Apple's next big innovation: The iMac Touch?" and check out these excerpts of drawings and explanations to see what might be on the horizon.

FIG. 1 shows the computer system 100 oriented for a keyboard/mouse input mode. That is, in this particular example embodiment, when display 103 is oriented relatively upright, high, and further away from the user, a keyboard/ mouse input mode is selected.

Image and summary taken from U.S. Patent Application number: 12/171,147 - Digitized by Google

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